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The Marathon on Ardmore and St. Charles in Villa Park is 1.95 a gallon!!!

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Never thought I'd see it below 2 dollars again... For a while I was doubting I'd ever see it lower than 2.50 again.

It's amazing what will happen when oil companies report record profits during a shortage crisis and get hauled before congress to account for it...
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It's amazing what will happen when oil companies report record profits during a shortage crisis and get hauled before congress to account for it...
Not so much ..... it naturally goes down this time of year anyway. It is more commonly known as supply and demand.
Congress, and legislation that regulates the oil industry in this country are largely responsible for the energy prices being as high as they are, not to mention taxes that are tacked onto every gallon. I would hardly consider congress to be the saving grace on this issue, quite the contrary.

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I had gas lower than that while typing this! ...oOOPs. It's gone now though.

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Not so much ..... it naturally goes down this time of year anyway. It is more commonly known as supply and demand.
Congress, and legislation that regulates the oil industry in this country are largely responsible for the energy prices being as high as they are, not to mention taxes that are tacked onto every gallon. I would hardly consider congress to be the saving grace on this issue, quite the contrary.


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I heard on the news that gas stations only make about 4 cents, that's right .04 for every gallon of gas, and about .50 - .60 cents go to taxes. This is why gas in the city is way worse than the suburbs. If congress would have cut the taxes this last summer, we wouldn't have been bitching that much, cause gas would have been around the same price it is now.

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Not so much ..... it naturally goes down this time of year anyway. It is more commonly known as supply and demand.
Congress, and legislation that regulates the oil industry in this country are largely responsible for the energy prices being as high as they are, not to mention taxes that are tacked onto every gallon. I would hardly consider congress to be the saving grace on this issue, quite the contrary.

+1. It would be nice to say that the reason for the drop in price is because our government put the fear of God into the Oil Execs, but that just isn't the case.

I for one am thankful that the price is dropping. I filled the tank in my Xterra and it cost $30.77. $2.15/gallon at the gas station when you get a car wash..... so now my truck is shiney, too.

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Great, but take a look at the cost for a "therm" of natural gas compared to last year, it has doubled.....

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Great, but take a look at the cost for a "therm" of natural gas compared to last year, almost 375% increase.....
Numbers please? I kow my gas bill hasnt gone up like that? what kind of numbers are on your bill.




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Numbers please? I kow my gas bill hasnt gone up like that? what kind of numbers are on your bill.
My bad, the graph I was looking at wasnt to scale, its actually only doubled.

.6 per therm in Nov. 2004 to 1.2 per therm in 2005.

Still too much

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Give it time that will adjust also. Its still being effected by the panick the media caused over fuel prices. I heard on the news the other day, that there is plenty of natural gas and we are not in a supply and demand crisis like we were thought to be. in the meantime make sure you have a good programmable thermostat. Keep it set lower during the day and open your drapes during the day so sunlight can get in and heat the house a bit. close them at night to keep the heat in.




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Give it time that will adjust also.

Yeah, in April when it starts to warm up!

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Apparently the Philips and Marathon on St. Charles in VP put their prices back up to $2.12 . Glad I filled up last night. Marathon was running a huge giveaway deal on Saturday and I assume Philips lowered their price to steal some business.

Those two have been going at it since the Marathon opened. Philips has consistently beat Marathon by 1 cent the entire time.
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Apparently the Philips and Marathon put their prices back up to $2.12 . Glad I filled up last night. Marathon was running a huge giveaway deal on Saturday and I assume Philips lowered their price to steal some business.

Those two have been going at it since the Marathon opened. Philips has consistently beat Marathon by 1 cent the entire time.
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And to answer to the other persons comment. I used to work in a gas station when I was 16 and yes, they only make about 3 to 4 cents per gallon on gas. all their real money comes from cigerettes and soda and coffee.




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still $1.98 down here around Peoria.
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what really surprise me is that when somebody say it is a supply and demand. Did you stop driving to work because winter is here? I mean damn the only thing I see is people driving to work and to go shopping in Chicago all year round, so what demand and supply in Chicago land market? and yes most of the profits were made not by the gas station but gas companies

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what really surprise me is that when somebody say it is a supply and demand. Did you stop driving to work because winter is here? I mean damn the only thing I see is people driving to work and to go shopping in Chicago all year round, so what demand and supply in Chicago land market?
True enough, but there aren't quite so many people driving on long vacations this time of year, apparently. You don't need demand to go to zero in order to get a good drop in prices.

And then the other thing is, it's not just local demand that's going to drive the price. Gasoline's a commodity, so to some extent it's the average national demand that's going to drive prices.

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